Monthly archive August, 2013
What do you know about Georgia?

What do you know about Georgia?

It is a country in the caucasus.
Shaded road, fruit trees a plenty and one rabbit in Azerbaijan.

Shaded road, fruit trees a plenty and one rabbit in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan was a short sweet simple ride through very green, very hot and very hospitable landscapes. We went to purchase some peaches in the local fruit shop of Baku and the man refused to take any money. Welcome to Azerbaijan, he said. Along our trip we found a love for mercimek – lentil soup with...
Boat to Baki

Boat to Baki

We waited for this boat a long time, until finally we could collect our tickets from the travel agent, this was in the afternoon. The boat was to arrive in the evening, load during the night and then depart sometime in the early hours of the morning. As it was a cargo ship taking few...
Aktau to Baku by ferry: information for other travellers.

Aktau to Baku by ferry: information for other travellers.

Few travellers make their way to Aktau, in the far west of Kazakhstan, and even fewer travel there from the East. But for people traveling overland from Asia to Europe, it’s one of only a few options. There’s a boat from Aktau to the city of Baku in Azerbaijan, but there’s very little accurate information...
Crossing the steppes, by train

Crossing the steppes, by train

An adventure in Almaty

An adventure in Almaty

We arrived in Almaty with 5 days to spare before our train across Kazakhstan would depart. Almaty is an incredibly expensive city, so luckily an Australian airline pilot who lives in Almaty offered to put us up for the week. He hosts a lot of cyclists passing through Kazakhstan, so we met quite a few...
Urumqi to Almaty - Part 3: Kazakhstan!

Urumqi to Almaty – Part 3: Kazakhstan!

The ride to the border was momentous for us, we enjoyed the scenery but we were tired. 700kms in 7 days and we made it with no time to spare before needing to be out of China. And so we left China on the last day of our visa. Goodbye China! The endless construction throughout...